Skirts are usually made from silicone or Living Rubber, and come in varied lengths and strand counts. Bolton says he will occasionally modify a stock skirt or swap one out altogether.
“Skirts are something you can play around with by removing strands or trimming them to get just what you want,” Bolton says. “If I’m fishing in really clear water I may remove some strands. If I’m in really dirty water, I may swap out a silicone skirt for a Living Rubber skirt to add some bulk and make it more visible.”